The masterminds behind the must-have calendar of 2008 have outdone themselves with their 2009 offering.
Award-winning Melbourne photographers Ross Brownsdon and Travis de Jonk’s Bad Behaviour calendar for 2009 sizzles more than last year’s thanks to their master craftsmanship.
And this year they’ll also be doing a special calendar for the girls.
De Jonk said he and Brownsdon were always conscious of using fresh and imaginative shots to make their calendars more appealing than most found on the shelves today.
-œUnlike many others showing nothing but men’s bodies and famous faces, Bad Behaviour has a strong concept with photos that either promote a smile or a strong urge to jump in and participate, de Jonk told Southern Star.
-œMuch of what still comes out of Australia is unoriginal -” beefcake and guys in their underwear, etc. -” or an outdated kitsch representation of Australian identity -”Â outback, blond beach boys -” that is not only out of touch with the Australia that is part of an international community, but also just panders to an outdated myth to an internationalÂ market.
-œWe just try to stay true to ourselves. Overall what we are really trying to do is create powerful and beautiful images that transcend sexuality.
Brownsdon and de Jonk have established themselves as two of Australia’s most successful photographers, both commercially and artistically. They have had numerous exhibitions and contribute to leading publications, both locally and internationally.
-œYou don’t have to be gay to appreciate these images. They aren’t just about sex either, de Jonk said.
-œFantasy is what we are really about -” it’s a vast and exciting topic artistically, that defies the typical boundaries and categories.
The pair are planning to release a women’s calendar this year.But girls, you will have to wait until November to get a look at that one.
info: To order a copy of the Bad Behaviour calendar visit www.badbehaviourpublishing.com.